New trailers for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f and Miku Miku Hockey 2.0 Vita games have been released.
Project Diva f, developed by Sega,will be available in the west on the PlayStation handheld in March, having previously been released on the PS3 last August. The Vocaloid rhythm game port will contain over 30 songs for players to choose from.
Miku Miku Hockey 2.0 will be released in Japan on 13 February, with a western release to be confirmed. This full version of the game allows players to customise Miku’s outfits and interact with her through augmented reality on their Vita.
Sega of America has released a new trailer for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F PlayStation 3 game. Project Diva F is the first Hutsune Miku console game to be released in the west. The trailer features Kurousa-P’s “Senbonzakura” song for Hatsune Miku, Junky’s “Melancholic” song for Kagamine Rin and Kurousa-P’s “ACUTE” for Hatsune Miku, Megarine Luka, and Kaito. The game will be available from 27 August.
The game will be available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network in America, but it will only be available on PlayStation Network in Europe. Sega has said that the Western release “will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs, and features of the Japanese version.” Players can also choose from multiple vocaloid characters, and will be able to customise their vocaloid’s clothing.
To showcase the English capabilities of the Hatsune Miku Version 3 software, Sapporo-based artist BSC a.k.a. kuni has composed a song called “Coming Together” to express “the wish that everyone is able to connect to each other through music.” The English vocal database has been recorded with the original Miku voice Saki Fujita.
Crypton Future Media debuted the song at Japan Expo and Anime Expo earlier this month, and the full software package will be released at the end of this summer. Available as a retail package and digital download, the Version 3 software will include the vocal editor Piapro Studio, a set of over 200 PreSonus sound files for instruments and the Studio One 2.5 Artist Piapro Edition digital music workstation software.
Hatsune Miku’s official YouTube channel has uploaded a cute Easter-themed “Miku Chocolate” video, which shows fans how to easily make Hatsune Miku chocolates. The video also features the song “LOL -lots of laugh-” and has English subtitles.
The iTunes Store is listing that an English version of “Tell Your World”, a song by Livetune featuring the vocaloid Hatsune Miku, will be released on 20 March; the single will cost 99p ($1.29). The original Japanese version was written, scored and arranged by composer kz, and was featured in an advert for Google Chrome, which won multiple awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The English version of “Tell Your World” will also be included on livetune’s new Hatsune Miku album Re:Dial, which will be released on 20 March in Japan.
The official You Tube channel for the Vocaloid song producers livetune has released an animated teaser for their latest release Re:Dial. The album will be a compilation of old and new material, and will feature the most popular and well-known Vocaloid artist Hatsune Miku (voiced by Saki Fujita).
The video previews the title track, and is directed by renowned Superflat artist Takashi Murakami (Superflat Monogram). The album will be released in Japan on 20 March.
This bonus cover art was directed by Murakami, illustrated by mebae and Miku’s clothes were designed by galaxxxy.
Hatsune Miku’s official YouTube channel released a video of the Vocaloid’s original designer Kei illustrating the character. The video finishes with a Q&A session with Kei about his life as an artist and Miku’s signature twin tails hairstyle.
Hatsune Miku is the most famous Vocaloid that represents Yamaha’s singing synthesizer application, developed by Crypton Future Media. She was introduced in Vocaloid 2 on 31 August 2007, and her voice is sampled from voice actress Saki Fujita (Yuruyuri, Angel Beats!).